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CELL PHONE SAGA INVOLVING SOUTH CAROLINA TEACHER GOES VIRAL A government-run school district in the socially conservative Upstate region of South Carolina could find itself on the receiving end of a lawsuit after it allegedly forced a teacher to resign over a racy photo obtained by a student. Wait … shouldn’t school teachers lose…

CELL PHONE SAGA INVOLVING SOUTH CAROLINA TEACHER GOES VIRAL

A government-run school district in the socially conservative Upstate region of South Carolina could find itself on the receiving end of a lawsuit after it allegedly forced a teacher to resign over a racy photo obtained by a student.

Wait … shouldn’t school teachers lose their jobs if they send explicit pictures to students?

Sure … but that’s not what happened here.  In this case, no nude image was ever sent by the teacher – a student obtained and disseminated a copy of the explicit photograph without consent.

The drama went down this week at Union High School – part of the Palmetto State’s worst-in-the-nation government run school system.

According to WYFF TV 4 (NBC – Greenville/ Spartanburg, S.C.), teacher Leigh Anne Arthur stepped down after an as-yet-unidentified male student took her phone, found a nude picture on it, photographed it on his own phone and spread the copy of the image to others via text messages and social media.

A school administrator told the station Arthur was in the wrong “because her phone was unlocked and she made the nude picture available to her students.”

Really?  That’s not what it sounds like to us …

According to Arthur, the student – who has yet to be disciplined – took the phone from inside her desk while she was patrolling the hallways at the school.  She says he then photographed the image – which was intended for her husband – and sent the copy to an unknown number of recipients.

Hmmmm …

Obviously it’s a terrible idea to take a nude photo.  It’s also a terrible idea to keep your cellphone unlocked.  Add those two things together, and you’ve got some idea of the intellectual capacity of the people South Carolina’s state government pays to educate your children.

Having said that, we’re not sure Arthur doesn’t have a case to pursue against the district.  Seriously: It seems to us that a teacher who places a personal item inside their desk has a reasonable expectation of privacy, right?  Certainly she’s not consenting or expecting a student to rife through the desk, find her cellphone, scroll through its image gallery, find a naughty picture and then take a picture of the naughty image and blast it far and wide.

That’s a violation of privacy, as far as we’re concerned – and assuming she’s telling the truth, our guess is Arthur is going to have no trouble finding legal representation to make her case, if she so chooses.

What do you think?  Who is to blame in this situation?  The student?  The teacher?  Or both?  Post your thoughts in our comments section below …

UPDATE: Students circulate petition urging for Arthur to be rehired.

UPDATE II: Teen arrested.

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101 comments

Nölff March 1, 2016 at 12:31 pm

That picture look like the ending of a porn movie.
They all end the same.

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shifty henry March 1, 2016 at 1:19 pm

i wouldn’t know — but I’m getting curious.

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Rocky Verdad March 1, 2016 at 1:24 pm

The film strip stops? The chicken dies? What!!!???

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TroubleBaby March 1, 2016 at 1:58 pm

“money shot”

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CorruptionInColumbia March 1, 2016 at 4:36 pm

Isn’t that where the guy(s) squirt spooge all over her stomach, back, face, or other?

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Rocky Verdad March 1, 2016 at 6:17 pm

Well thanks for bringing the whole thing to Trump level.

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Independent1776 March 2, 2016 at 5:45 am

More like the “Clinton/Lewinsky” level :)

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Beartrkkr March 1, 2016 at 8:56 pm

The proverbial money shot…

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The Colonel (R) March 1, 2016 at 12:42 pm

The “Department of Redundancy Department” https://www.facebook.com/DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment/ would like to speak with you:
“…A government-run school district…” (By definition, “school districts” are government run. even “independent school districts” beholding to no paticular town have elected boards. Have you ever heard of a “private school district”?)

The folks from “My How the Times Have Changed” http://diply.com/auntyacid/times-have-changed/65555 would also like a word:
“…Obviously it’s a terrible idea to take a nude photo…” (Didn’t we start coming here for the NSFW articles and pictures you used to publish?)

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CNSYD March 1, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Colonel you have been told multiple times to quit injecting logic into the pontifications of Folks. You are disturbing his redundant agenda.

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jj March 1, 2016 at 12:45 pm

The school and student should held fully accountable. Mrs. Arthur will be rolling in the dough.

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dwb619 March 1, 2016 at 1:52 pm

I would like to watch…………….

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Tazmaniac March 1, 2016 at 6:19 pm

That is a lot of dough.

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fitz1982 March 2, 2016 at 6:31 am

Oh Susan!

erneba March 1, 2016 at 1:21 pm

A teacher, huh? Bet she could learn me something.

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shifty henry March 1, 2016 at 1:25 pm

Deciding it was time for a history review, the teacher asked the class, “Who can tell me what historical figure said, ‘I have not yet begun to fight’?”

The little Japanese girl in the front row raised her hand and answered, “John Paul Jones.”

“Very good, Miako. Now, who can tell me who said, ‘I regret that I have but one life to give for my country”?”

Again the little Japanese girl was the only one to raise her hand, and piped up, “That was Nathan Hale.”

The teacher said to the class, “What’s going on? So far, Miako is the only one to answer any of my questions.”

Suddenly a voice was heard from the back of the room. “Aw, fuck the Japanese!”

“Who said that?” asked the teacher sharply.

Miako’s hand shot up. “Lee Iacocca!” she said brightly

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erneba March 1, 2016 at 1:42 pm

That’s funny.

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Rocky Verdad March 1, 2016 at 1:24 pm

She should get teacher of the year award. Was it a celibacy is best class?

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Guest March 1, 2016 at 1:29 pm

Please put a link up to the entire picture.

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Squishy123 March 1, 2016 at 1:43 pm

Have you seen her? Her thighs are wider than her shoulders.

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Yelsewh March 1, 2016 at 1:55 pm

Something about fat girls and mopeds…

And ftr I think that the link request was for the girl in the pic Will included with the story.

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shifty henry March 1, 2016 at 2:28 pm

and you know that …… because?

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Squishy123 March 1, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Because I know how to use Google and there was another picture of her sitting in a chair… or her ass was trying to swallow up the chair from the looks of the picture.

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shifty henry March 1, 2016 at 5:29 pm

ok!

Rocky Verdad March 1, 2016 at 3:37 pm

Upstate build.

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The Colonel (R) March 1, 2016 at 1:32 pm

I’m sure Leigh Anne is a delightful lady and probably a good teacher but well, don’t take photos that you’d be ashamed to show your momma.

That said, put the little reprobate in jail for theft and fire the school administrator who though it was a good idea to have a teacher “patrolling the hallway”. It was class change time, she should have been standing in the doorway along with every other teacher.

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Rocky Verdad March 1, 2016 at 3:35 pm

I dunno – it’s a new age, people keep their photos on their phoes, because well, their phones are their photos. She looks really cute, and the lucky one here is the Mr. because she’ll be home all day for lunch breaks, and they’ll easily get a cash settlement for wrongful termination to the tune of $60,000 – which in SC is like what – 10 years worth of income? But if that’s her, she has beautiful eyes and those other parts look pretty nice too. The real losers here, the male students.

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The Colonel (R) March 1, 2016 at 4:08 pm

That’s not her.

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Flip March 1, 2016 at 4:46 pm

Doesn’t matter, still hot!

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CorruptionInColumbia March 1, 2016 at 6:17 pm

I’d hit it.

TankMcNamara March 1, 2016 at 7:39 pm

Hey, that’s my line!!

CorruptionInColumbia March 1, 2016 at 8:14 pm

Sorry, man. I’ll try to be more careful next time.

:-)

TankMcNamara March 2, 2016 at 8:10 pm

No problem, CIC. I happen to concur with your assessment.

Rocky Verdad March 1, 2016 at 6:16 pm

WTF – I would like to rescind everything I’ve said. I had a bad ear piece.

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The Colonel (R) March 1, 2016 at 6:18 pm

MIMCFIIWD not good enough for you?

Rocky Verdad March 1, 2016 at 6:19 pm

???? Please elaborate? Oh I get, mammoth I might could if I was drunk!! Got it.

The Colonel (R) March 1, 2016 at 6:23 pm

Mother I Might “Fool around with” If I Was Drunk (Enough)

I think I might like yours better than mine…

Tazmaniac March 1, 2016 at 6:21 pm

Her squirrel would break your squirrel’s back.

Ryan Dodd March 1, 2016 at 5:12 pm

You’re an idiot. The photos were for her husband, and any man who opposes that is a Mo-ron.

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The Colonel (R) March 1, 2016 at 5:28 pm

Worked out real well for her too didn’t it Mr.Dodd?

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dwb619 March 1, 2016 at 1:55 pm

Put her a pair of “Daisy Dukes” and make her climb up in the flag stand at Cherokee Speedway “THE PLACE YOUR MAMA WARNED YOU ABOUT”!
YOU BETCHA!
I CAN CLOSE MY EYES AND SEE FREDDY SMITH IN THAT 00 CAR ON THE CUSHION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Libtard March 1, 2016 at 2:53 pm

Umm can we have a link to the photo? I mean you know for evidence for ah yea supporting the teacher in this case.

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CorruptionInColumbia March 1, 2016 at 4:39 pm

The chickenshit principal who forced her to resign. I saw where police were considering charges of “Contributing To Delinquency Of Minor” against her. If that is the case, they should also be removed from their jobs. SHE is the victim, here.

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jimlewisowb March 1, 2016 at 5:04 pm

I typed in Google search box, ” pictures of nude women” /about 72,800,000 results

Then I typed in, “images of women” /about 83,000,000 results

According to the Census Bureau there were about 125.9 million adult women in the United States in 2014

My math is not what it used to be but it appears that the odds of finding your mother, wife, or sister nakkied on the internet is anywhere from 60% to 70% give or take a few points

As for the young fella who stole private information he should be kicked in the balls, bent over and made to suck his own dick

As for the School District unless the Fuckin’ Cockroaches have a written policy prohibiting unlocked phone on school grounds this lady can probably make them bend over and suck their own dick

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CorruptionInColumbia March 1, 2016 at 6:13 pm

Then they’d have to take a break from sucking each-other’s dicks all day.

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Harald Harster March 2, 2016 at 9:33 am

“Duh, google has 72 million search results for nude women, and each result is for a different American woman (because you can’t find nude pictures of foreign women on google). That means 70% of all women in the country have nude pictures on the internet.” My medical diagnoses aren’t what they used to be, but it appears that jimlewisowb has Down Syndrome…

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jimlewisowb March 2, 2016 at 10:05 am

For Christ’s sake did you really think that the figures I put down are anywhere near statistically correct

Let me make it a little simpler for you – there are hundreds, thousands and millions of women in the USA who have nude photos of themselves somewhere – sketches, paintings, films, videos, polaroids, flash drives,cell phones, etc.

These images are private property and theirs unless they deemed otherwise

For some snotty nosed pimple faced little bastard to break into a desk, go into someone’s phone, download private data and share it with his peckerhead friends makes him just as guilty as if he were to break the glass in my back door, sneak through my house, crawl into my dog’s cage and fuck my dog

The Justice System may not make him pay for his crime but somewhere down the road there is a vagina loaded with some deadly shit that will cause his pecker to rot off

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Harald Harster March 2, 2016 at 10:13 am

No, I didn’t think your numbers were statistically correct at all; that’s why I think you’re stupid. Because you think they are accurate. And don’t try to change it to include photos on cell phones and PCs; you were talking about images available on google: “It appears that the odds of finding your mother, wife, or sister nakkied on the internet is anywhere from 60% to 70%.”

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jimlewisowb March 2, 2016 at 10:30 am

bite me

no_name March 4, 2016 at 3:02 am

Harald Harster, you think a teacher should lose their job for having a nude picture of themself on their cell phone?

John@yahoo.com March 4, 2016 at 3:04 am

Why don’t we also put Americas soldiers in the brig for having sexual pictures and then go to war and see how many we’re left with. Are you not human? Do you not live in the real world?

Harald Harster March 4, 2016 at 9:38 pm

Not necessarily; I’m pointing out that jimlewisowb’s comment was stupid because it assumes 1) that every google result for the search term he describes is a separate, individual woman, and 2) that all such women are in the United States.

jimlewisowb March 4, 2016 at 9:47 pm

You are one dumb mother fucker

Harald Harster March 4, 2016 at 9:48 pm

You have to admit that the logic you used was fucking retarded.

jimlewisowb March 4, 2016 at 10:07 pm

Hyperbole

Look it up dumb ass – Ignorance is curable, Stupid is forever

Harald Harster March 4, 2016 at 10:08 pm

Yeah, sure it was meant as hyperbole, LOL. That was you being retarded.

breather March 1, 2016 at 5:41 pm

unbelievable…. well sadly no its believable.theres a you tube video floatin around about a young woman who was moving and had some young strapping lads to help her move . she had one of these form fitting mattresses , well apparently thats where she kept here cache of mega dildos so naturally the imprint was left on the mattress hence the debauchery they snapped a few photos. now shes a yuge star

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shifty henry March 1, 2016 at 6:47 pm

I saw the photos —- hilarious, but there was one shape I couldn’t figure out….

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aghastlyagape March 1, 2016 at 5:43 pm

union ? that is all

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scallywag March 1, 2016 at 5:44 pm

Define inappropriate? And since when are images taken during the teacher’s personal free time and outside of work, tantamount to a moral downgrade when said teacher never sought to openly disseminate such images in the first place? Or can one reason one is still negligent and responsible if they choose to metaphorically ‘dress like a tart’ only to then cry foul when they are ‘violated? Because one should always after all take the time to never dress or behave like a tart, figuratively speaking ….

http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2016/03/leigh-anne-arthur-teacher-resignation-student-leaks-risque-photos/

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massheadwoundharry March 1, 2016 at 5:46 pm

Her phone wasnt locked . She lost .No wait that makes too much sense.

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shifty henry March 1, 2016 at 6:46 pm

And she was “patrolling” — what was she looking for?

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jason42175 March 3, 2016 at 9:12 pm

I’m thinking there was something going on with her and the student

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shifty henry March 3, 2016 at 11:06 pm

hmmmmm/..??

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mortonpred March 1, 2016 at 5:49 pm

shes destined for fame . some fat chick porno site should call’er up

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all in the family March 1, 2016 at 5:53 pm

i bet her parents are proud. I mean siblings. oh forget it

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CorruptionInColumbia March 1, 2016 at 6:16 pm

Using the “logic” of this dipshit principal, if the little bastard had pulled down her, or any other female teacher’s, shirt and bra, exposing her boobs to the class, it would have been her fault for having boobs under clothing that was not locked against being pulled down.

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shifty henry March 1, 2016 at 6:44 pm

Aren’t you stretching it there, CiC?

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CorruptionInColumbia March 1, 2016 at 8:18 pm

I don’t think so, Shifty. The little shit violated her privacy in much the same way as if he’d ripped her top off in front of everyone. The only difference is the missing element of physical assault which they could have charged him with had he done that, instead.

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shifty henry March 1, 2016 at 8:36 pm

My attempt at humor fell flat – I should have put it as “stretching” – referring to your remark about the kid’s pulling down her shirt and bra ….. but I agree with your response. To make it up to you I give you this:
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True Story: I received my Top Secret Crypotgraphic Clearance while in Boot Camp. When I returned home I went over to my high school and visited some of the staff and teachers. One of my favorites was now in her second year of teaching. She was sexy and a favorite of the students. Out of the blue she asked if I received my security clearance. Her response to my asking how did she know about it, she told me a cute FBI agent had checked on me at the school. She also told me that she was glad I got the clearance because she slept with him!

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CorruptionInColumbia March 1, 2016 at 8:48 pm

Oh shit! Sorry man! I had a feeling when I hit the “Post” button that I was missing something. I was.
:-)

CorruptionInColumbia March 1, 2016 at 8:50 pm

Shit, the least she could have done was to “reward” you for causing her to get lucky like that.

Your luck sounds slmost as bad as mine.

shifty henry March 2, 2016 at 12:39 am

There is a sequel to that story — but years later.

CorruptionInColumbia March 2, 2016 at 12:51 am

Looks at watch while impatiently waiting on the Paul Harvey…

Wanna Play Hardball? March 1, 2016 at 6:27 pm

She will win tens of millions in a jury trial.

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The Colonel (R) March 1, 2016 at 6:29 pm

Not possible, the kid doesn’t have any money and the state’s liability is capped by law

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Tazmaniac March 1, 2016 at 6:32 pm

Have you been to Union County. They would have to give her Union County to get to that amount.

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4bits March 1, 2016 at 7:04 pm

I gotta pic of rocky and a fine ewe.Fits takin the highest bid thus far

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kilios01 March 1, 2016 at 11:54 pm

Principle should be fired and her politically ass sent packing

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The_Pilgrim March 2, 2016 at 2:02 am

You gotta admit… She is pretty darn cute!

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Independent1776 March 2, 2016 at 5:43 am

I would have forced them to fire me…. then I’d sue them. I’d also sue the kid for losing my job. I’d also press charges for whatever could be charged. this crap has to stop. Blame the victim???

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Marvin Williams March 2, 2016 at 7:19 am

Suspend the kid and sue the school for millions $$$ for harassment and firing !!

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BruceDeville March 2, 2016 at 8:10 am

I am on the teacher’s side. But we know the media, the software and the hardware manufactures are on the side of the criminal. I would give the teacher a C- for judgement with respect to racy pics (I can’t tell if they are nude or not) on her cell phone. My personal cell phone has nothing that I would not mind seeing on the front page of the New York Times. Cell phones are always a heat beat away, a mis-keystroke away from disaster.

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Philip Branton March 2, 2016 at 8:59 am

…no link to the ipetition on this teachers behalf..? Come on Wil……..don’t be a slacker…

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Gee Male March 2, 2016 at 9:27 am

I would like to examine the evidence please.

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Gfd March 2, 2016 at 9:27 am

What’s her number? She is hot!

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Harald Harster March 2, 2016 at 9:38 am

Fake lawyer alert.

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Jonathan Lindsey March 2, 2016 at 9:40 am

She had porn on her phone at school. If she had been a male teacher bringing in nudie mags in his briefcase, you’d all be outraged. She needs to control herself.

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Bible Thumper March 2, 2016 at 11:34 am

Look! Board games!!!

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Hugh Briss March 2, 2016 at 1:06 pm

This violates the crappy Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1984, and is one of the rare instances where I’d actually advocate for a federal felony charge of the student under that law. The student accessed her desk AND phone without authorization, stole the contents, and intentionally attempted to ruin her reputation by disseminating it without permission. This student is a criminal.

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Philip Branton March 3, 2016 at 11:25 am

Hmm….now think about this student being a reporter for Fitsnews and actually getting info on what Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, Jim Clyburn, Sanford, Summey, Riley and Anita Zucker knew before 900 Million was given to BOEING without a vote..?

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Hugh Briss March 3, 2016 at 2:04 pm

What the hell are you babbling about?

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Reality4U March 2, 2016 at 3:01 pm

Its a “terrible thing to take a nude photo”??? Wow. And the kid STOLE THE PHONE and sent those pics, so why is the teacher being punished?!? This country is SO a$$-backwards.

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Neil W Lovinger March 3, 2016 at 6:50 pm

Wish I had teachers like that

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jason42175 March 3, 2016 at 9:11 pm

If she sues, their going to have to prove that she didn’t send the photo to the student first.

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hunt458 March 3, 2016 at 10:04 pm

I’ll need to examine the evidence to make a determination here.

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nickmeister March 4, 2016 at 1:11 pm

I’ll need to see ALL of the evidence before I make a decision…

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RCW March 5, 2016 at 6:30 am

So if the student took her money out of desk it would be the teacher fought

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Debra Stevenson March 9, 2016 at 10:58 am

Well, careless woman — when you work in the prison environment you should never, never leave personal articles where an inmate can get them; it is just basic common sense but also prison bureau policy. Oh wait — this happened at a school, a HIGH SCHOOL, where students are considered adults and often are, as they are 18 or older in which case, if you can’t keep your sticky hands off someone else’s (especially someone in authority over you) property, then turn about is fair play. Let’s have a photo of that kid — appropriately photo shopped — plastered all over the internet with a banner across it that says “I don’t know how to keep my hands to myself”. Let’s print postcards and mail them to everyone in the county with a message that says “Raid your teacher’s desk at your peril.” Let that boy feel the burn that he thought was so funny to inflict on his teacher.

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Doobster March 15, 2016 at 10:31 am

That’s the picture they are so concerned with? I’ve seen more boob on TV at 8PM!

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